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COVID: Dominican Republic first Caribbean country to drop COVID restrictions

The masks are off! Dominican Republic becomes first country in Latin America to drop ALL of its COVID restrictions

  • Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader announced the cancellation of all coronavirus restrictions Wednesday
  • No other country in the Latin America region has eliminated all of its preventive measures  
  • Abinader said it will no longer be a requirement to present COVID-19 passports for public places
  • Face mask use is no longer obligatory and social distancing measures have been eliminated
  • The Caribbean island has reported 4,352 deaths and 570,636 total cases 
Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader announced Wednesday the end of COVID-19 restrictions. The country is the first in the Latin America region to do away with the mandatory use of face masks, COVID-19 passports and social distancing measures

President Luis Abinader

The Dominican Republic became the first country in the Latin America region to scrap all of its COVID-19 restrictions – as infections dwindle despite barely half the nation being vaccinated.

President Luis Abinader announced the suspension of the preventive measures while addressing the Caribbean nation Wednesday evening- February 16, 2022.          Continue reading

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